Stretch marks occur in both men and women, but are more common in women, with up to 90% of women experiencing stretch marks during puberty, pregnancy or rapid weight gain. Men may experience stretch marks from rapid weight gain.
Although stretch marks are not a medical problem, they can cause embarrassment and self-consciousness.
If you are upset or distressed about your stretch marks, there is a safe and effective treatment option available that will improve their appearance and give you back your confidence with industry-leading stretch mark removal treatment.
What are Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks, also called Striae are areas of skin that look like red or purple bands, strips, or lines. As the name suggests, stretchmarks are the result of the skin stretching, whether the stretch is excessive or minimal. There are a number of causes, but the most common are:
- rapid changes in weight
- adolescent growth spurts, or
- increased level of the hormone cortisol
PicoWay Resolve -Effective Stretch Mark Treatment
PicoWay Resolve uses picosecond laser technology to stimulate the fibroblasts cells to create new collagen and elastin in the dermis. The PicoWay Resolve holographic profile of the laser beams means the epidermal is completely uninterrupted. All the laser energy is focussed in the dermis. The picosecond laser is so fast is creates a pressure wave that caused controlled injury at the dermal layer. This injury stimulations the inflammatory response in the dermal layer and the scar tissue is remodeled underneath the skin. This effectively is ejecting the damaged collagen and replacing it with new collagen. You heal from the inside out.
The fractionated aspect of the laser energy means healthy skin cells are left in-between the controlled injury. This speeds up the healing meaning you recover from he treatment in 24 hours. Your natural wound healing mechanism then repairs the stretch mark from lower layer of your skin without damaging the top epidermal layer. Post treatment, you will notice increased levels of beneficial collagen as new healthy skin cells are produced as seen in the below photos. Stretch marks are reduced, and the texture of your skin becomes smoother and more elastic.
Free Stretch Mark Treatment Consultation
The best way to have your stretch marks accessed is by a qualified clinician. At Eden Skin Clinic we offer a free consultation where we can give you personalised information. From this, you will know how many treatments are needed, a written quote with cost and specific information you will need to follow before, during and after your treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does it hurt?
During treatment, many patients feel a warm, prickly sensation as energy enters their skin. After treatment, the skin can appear temporarily pink or red.
Is it a safe treatment?
The treatment has been shown to be very safe, with no significant side effects in all skin types.
How many treatments are required?
On average 4-6 treatments are required. More severe stretch marks may require more depending on deep of the injury.
What is the downtime after a treatment?
You may continue with your daily routine immediately after treatment, however, the area will show small red dots that will gradually fade after a few days. A high-factor sunscreen (at least 30 SPF) should be applied to protect the treated area from sunlight during the entire course of treatment and for at least one month after to prevent any pigmentation
How much do treatments cost?
The cost of your stretch mark treatment will depend on many factors. To get a guide on price, please see the cost for Stretch Mark Treatment Sydney, alternatively, you can book a free stretch mark consultation to get personalised treatment information.
What’s The Next Step?
If you already have an appointment booked at Eden Skin Clinics, you can easily add a free stretch mark treatment consultation to your booking by calling our friendly team on 02 8020 5800 or click on one of the buttons below to make an inquiry or book a free consultation online.